FSJ Concept Designers Gel Press Print Swap

The FSJ Concept Designers have been having a little fun together (well, a LOT of fun) and today we want to show you what we’ve been working on! We had ourselves a little print swap. The six of us divided up into pairs. Three of the designers created an 8.5×11″ print on the Journey Gel Press. Then they cut their print in half and sent half to their partner. Each partner created a card using that print, and today we’re going to share what we’ve created! It was a really fun swap and I can’t wait to see all three of the prints, and how each designer used their print on a project!
I was one of the designers that made an 8.5×11″ print, and I created it by using warm acrylic paint tones  (I was thinking of the Fall season ), with a pop of white. I really liked how it turned out ! Besides the acrylic paints, I used stencils and modeling paste. This is my half:
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 I mailed the other half of the print to my partner for the swap who is Michelle, and  I have created this card with my half:
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Since the colors were warm, I thought about making a thank you card for for the Fall season. I used the Journey Gel Press print to make a background for the card, and I paired it with a thank you sentiment from a set called: Summer Garden.  I also used one Foiled Frame, some leaves and a zig-zag border.
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To finish up my card I used some Gold Fashion dots and Gold ThreadSo now, if you haven’t visited Michelle yet, please click here to see what she has come up with her half! 
Then, hop around to the rest of the teams, and see the prints they created, plus how they each used those prints! 
 
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Enjoy the rest of the swap stops, and don’t forget to pin everyone’s projects for inspiration later on!”

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Well, that’s all from me for today, I’ll be back soon to share another project. Have a wonderful crafty weekend!

marianasignat

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supplies
Journey Gel Press / JM-0197
Brayer / TO-0087
Citrus Cooler Acrylic Paint / JM-0099
Pineapple Smoothie Acrylic Paint / JM-0023
Candy Apple Red Acrylic Paint / JM-0100
Artful Wall Stencil / JM-0088
Circle Bliss Stencil / JM-0010
Summer Garden / SS-0078
Snapshot Frames  Die set / DI-0045
Border Basics / DI-0144
Hazelnut Blend True Color Fusion Ink / IP-0012
Foiled Frames / AC-0323
Fashion Gold / AC-0292
Journey Thread Gold / AC-0205
Mirror Gold / CS-0136
Journey Brush Gold / CS-0134
Whip Cream 8.5 x 11 cardstock / CS-0040
Rich Coral 8.5 x 11 cardstock / CS-0093
Tangerine Fusion 8.5 x 11 cardstock / CS-0036

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FSJ • Happy Thanksgiving

Hello friends! Today I am sharing a card that I created to wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving. This card features wonderful products from the Fun Stampers Journey Holidays catalog. Take a look:

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I used one of the paper prints from the Fall Fest Prints as the background. Then I stamped some of the leaves from the Hello Fall stamp set using different colors of ink. I die cut those images with their matching dies.

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I created the sentiment with the Happy Merry stamp set, and I want to point out that this is one of the sets you need to have for the holiday season. It has lots of sentiments that can be combined to make sentiments from Halloween to New Years. Anyway,  once I have stamped it, I cut it into a strip and I matted it with a strip of Kraft cardstock.  Then, I layered the leaves and sentiment over the card, and I used s few Rainbow Drops and Gold Thread to complete my card.

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Well, that’s all from me for today.  I hope you enjoy this special day spending time with all your loved ones and eating lots of yummy food!

Thanks for stopping by:)  I’ll be back soon to share another project!

marianasignat

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supplies
Happy Merry stamp set / SS-0522
Hello Fall stamp set / SS-0450
Hello Fall die set  / DI-0311
Fall Fest Prints / PP-0048
Pumpkin Bread True Color Fusion Ink / IP-0057
Raspberry Berry True Color Fusion Ink / IP-0056
Orange Creamcicle True Color Fusion Ink / IP-0015
Summer Days True Color Fusion Ink / IP-0042
Candy AppleTrue Color Fusion Ink / IP-0017
Oatmeal Cookie True Color Fusion Ink / IP-0011
Journey Thread Gold / AC-0205
Rainbow Drops / AC-0178
Oatmeal Cookie 8.5 x 11 cardstock / CS-0023
Butter Cream  8.5 x 11 cardstock / CS-0006
Pomagrate Splash 8.5 x 11 cardstock / CS-0028
Dark Roast  8.5 x 11 cardstock / CS-0091

FSJ • Happy Shelby Scrapbook Page

I love when I can create scrapbook pages, specially if I can pair some fabulous products with a great sketch.  I made this page using a picture of my Shelby. The day I took the picture, we were at the backyard of our house with some friends, and she got everybody’s attention. She played fetch, ran a lot, and ended up exhausted… but happy.

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Anyway, I know I have said it before, but I am going to say it again. If you want to save some time while creating your scrapbook pages, it is ok to base your creation on a sketch designed by somebody else like I did. The sketch of the layout that I used is by the talented Laura Whitaker, and you can find it >>>HERE<<<.

It is a lot of fun to create each of the elements of this page and put them together. For this page I used the Mystic Romance Prints along with some dies, stamps and embellishments.110517web)HappyShelby2

I used the Blooming Details die set to create the flowers and leaves. I also used the Border Basics die set along with the Everyday Tags. I only use part of the tag showing above and below the picture.110517web)HappyShelby4

I used the Marquee Type bundle (stamps and die) to make the title. Additionally, I used  the HB stamp. I  white embossed the word “happy” and I cut it into little squares.  The page was complemented with some Pink World sequins, Sparkle Silk, Journey Tape and some crystals.

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Well, that’s all from me for today, I’ll be back soon to share another project.

Thanks for stopping by:) Have a wonderful crafty week!

marianasignat

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supplies
Mystic Romance Prints / PP-0047
Blooming Details die set / DI-0327
Border Basics die set / DI-0144
Everyday Tags die set / DI-0255
Pocket Cuts die set / DI-0219
Marquee Type bundle / BD-0045
HB stamp / AT-0247
Black Licorice True Color Fusion Ink / IP-0041
Bubble Gum Liquid Color / IP-0128
Sparkle Silk / IP-0126
Journey Sequins Pink World / AC-0112
Whip Cream Sparkle Tape / AC-0258
Sparkle Drops / AC-0022
Cut Rhinestones / AC-0023
Kiwi Slice 8.5 x 11 cardstock /CS-0016
Raspberry Berry  8.5 x 11 cardstock /CS-0097
Bubble Gum 8.5 x 11″ cardstock / CS-0099
Whip Cream 8.5 x 11″ cardstock / CS-0040

FSJ • Thanks Card + Video

Hello friends. Autumn is my favorite season of the year.  I like the colors of the surroundings,  and I even  like the type of weather, not so warm, not so cold, just perfect.  Anyways, today I am back to share a Fall themed card featuring lots of Fun Stamper Journey products along with a fun technique.

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I am not going to describe how I created this card on this post, since I made a short video showing all the steps from start to finish,  as well as the fun stamping technique that I used. Check it out:

Here is another close up of my card, where you can see details of the technique 😀
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I liked how this card turned out a lot. The leaves look really pretty in real life, and it is so easy to create!

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I hope you feel inspired to use this technique on future projects, and please don’t forget to share what you have created!

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Well, that’s all from me for today, I’ll be back soon to share another project.

Thanks for stopping by:) Have a wonderful crafty week!

marianasignat

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supplies
Hello Fall Stamp Set / SS-0450
Harvest Wreath / SS-0492
Pumpkin Bread True Color Fusion Ink / IP-0057
Cocoa Powder  True Color Fusion Ink / IP-0016
Shimmer Gold Color Splash / IP-0081
Citrus Cooler Silk / IP-0093
Dark Roast Silk / IP-0095
Journey Thread Gold / AC-0205
Fashion Gold  /AC-0292
Tangerine Fusion 8.5 x 11 cardstock / CS-0036
Cocoa Powder  8.5 x 11 cardstock / CS-0008
Whip Cream 8.5 x 11 cardstock /CS-0040
Journey Glaze / AD-0002
White Liner / AD-0001
Easy Glide Permanent Adhesive / AD-0081
Journey Dots / AD-0083

FSJ • October Planner Pages

Hello friends! The Fun Stampers Journey Make your Mark promotion will end very soon.   You still have a few days to get some of these fabulous products that were created specially for your planners.  Be sure to contact one of the Journey Coaches to take advantage of this great promotion.

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So today I am sharing some Halloween planner pages that I created for next week. My two sons are older now, so we don’t  celebrate Halloween at home as we did before, but we still like to decorate and have candy ready for the spooky visitors.

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For these planner pages I used several stamp sets from the Journey Days Collection as well as some other stamps from the Holidays Mini Catalog. It is fun to mix and match your stamps and use them on other projects besides your cards, and even create some other elements like paper clips.

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I also created a pouch using the Fun Sleeve die along with Fall Fest Prints, thinking that I can use it to hold some of the pictures I take that day.

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In addition, I used one photo sleeve to hold a recipe that I love to make every year on this special occasion. I like the idea of maybe using the same sleeve next year 🙂

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On the following page, since November the 2nd. is the day when “El Día de los Muertos” is celebrated in Mexico, and this is an important tradition, I included a picture of the “altar” that my sister sets in honor of my mom and dad each year.  It is a little reminder for me to light up a candle for them that day.

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Anyways, I hope you feel inspired to decorate your planners and if you haven’t tried it before, give it try. It is a fun thing to do! 🙂

Please be sure to stop by the FSJ blog for more inspiration and ideas on using your planner products.

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Well, that’s all from me for today, I’ll be back soon to share another project.

Thanks for stopping by:) Have a wonderful crafty weekend!

marianasignat

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supplies
Creepy Kids  / SS-0528
Viva los Muertos / SS-0525
Halloween Silhouette / SS-0530
Hallows Eve / SS-0515
Planner Sketch / SS-0401
Planner Elements / SS-0402
Bam Notes / SS-0404
Tape It / SS-0400
Check It / SS-0403
Fun Sleeve / DI-0258
My Moments  Persona Photo Sleeves / JD-0067
Citrus Cooler True Color Fusion Ink / IP-0048
Pomegrate Splash  True Color Fusion Ink / IP-0008
Black Licorice True Color Fusion Ink / IP-0041
Summer Days True Color Fusion Ink / IP-0042
Classic Elegance Journey Tape / AC-0291
Bright Day Journey Tape / AC-0164
Sweet Romance Tape /AC-0290
Fam Ban Elements / AC-0099
Paper Clips Elements / AC-0102
Fall Fest Prints / PP-0048
Citrus Cooler 8.5 x 11 cardstock / CS-0089
Whip Cream 8.5 x 11 cardstock / CS-0040

FSJ • Have Courage Card

Hello friends, just a quick post to share another card that I made for the Fun Stampers Journey Be Brave Drive.   The goal of this drive is to collect cards that will be sent to patients and caregivers in need through a  Breast Cancer non-profit organization. I just found out that thanks to the help of many crafters around the country, Fun Stampers Journey reached their goal of getting over 500 cards, yay! I am so happy for that!

Anyway,  I recently sent this card that features a set called called Be  Brave and I combined it with a sentiment from another set named Take Action .

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The design of this card is quite simple: a large panel and some fun layers. I created a stamped panel and then I adhered it over a base card. After that,  I made a few more elements that worked as the layers and focal point: a vellum pierced circle, the stamped ribbon image, and a sentiment that I enhanced with Journey Glaze (one of my favorite products).

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Finally, I embellished my card with some decorative tape, staples, twine and silk. Easy, pretty and for a good cause.  I hope this card  brightens up  somebody’s day.

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Well, that’s all from me for today, I’ll be back soon to share another project.

Thanks for stopping by:) Have a wonderful crafty rest of the week!

marianasignat

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supplies
Be Brave Stamp Set / SS-0148
Take Action / SS-0449
Take Action Die Set / DI-0310
Journey Circles die set / DI-0039
Watermelon Fusion True Color Fusion Ink / IP-0027
Black Licorice True Color Fusion Ink / IP-0041
Dark Roast Silk / IP-0095
Sparkle Silk / IP-0126
Journey Sequins Pink World / AC-0112
Classic Elegance Journey Tape / AC-0291
Journey Twine Licorice Twist / AC-0267
Watermelon Fusion 8.5 x 11″ cardstock / CS-0039
Bubble Gum 8.5 x 11″ cardstock / CS-0099
Whip Cream 8.5 x 11″ cardstock / CS-0040

FSJ • Thank You Card

One of the Fun Stampers Journey Products that I can never get tired of using are the Liquid Colors. Liquid Colors are dye based and they are available in twelve different colors.

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The colors are vibrant and can be used to create backgrounds, or to color images as well. For this card I payed with some of the colors,  and I used a stencil too.  I like to create several backgrounds at the time, since I know I can use them later for other projects.

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The stamp set that I used is called Dahlia Burst  with its matching dies.  In the beginning I thought of leaving the flowers plain white, but in the end I added a hint of color using my Journey Color Burst color pencils to kind of integrate them more into the background.

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I matted the background panel with white cardstock and stitches along the edge. I adhered the stitched panel to a base card. I layered the flowers and leaves, and adhered them with Journey squares and dots. I complemented the cluster with a white-embossed sentiment, sparkle cuts, silk and  a few sequins.  This card was so much fun to make!

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Well, that’s all from me for today, I’ll be back soon to share another project.

Thanks for stopping by:) Have a wonderful crafty week!

marianasignat

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supplies
Dahlia Burst Stamp set / SS-203
Dahlia Burst Die Set / DI-0127
Liquid Colors Bundle / BD-0303
Journey Color Burst JM-0077
Journey Gel Press / JM-0107
Black Licorice True Color Fusion ink / IP-0041
Journey Color Burst / JM-0077
Journey Sparkle Cuts / AC-0151
Journey Sequins Bloom Time / AC- 0114
Whip Cream 8.5 x 11 cardstock / CS-0040
Black Licorice 8.5 x 11 cardstock / CS-0003
Sweet Berry 8.5 x 11 cardstock / CS-0034